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Soluble Salts and Coating Performance
Residual soluble salts can affect coating performance by accelerating the corrosion process and by causing osmotic blistering with subsequent disbondment of the coating...
By: Heather Stiner | Protective Coatings Professional, SSPC
All Steamed Up: The Many Types and Uses of Steam
Have you ever wondered how the pressure cooker in your kitchen is comparable to a giant boiler in an electrical power plant? Both have similarities, because they both...
Important Facts You Might Not Know About Copper Patina
Copper is known as a “living” metal because it and its alloys (e.g., brass, bronze) in most atmospheric conditions can form one or many protective layers...
By: Francisco Servigna | Process and Corrosion Engineer, Venezuelan National Oil Company
Ice Pigging: The Benefits to Using This Icy Pipe Cleaning Method
Neglected and dirty pipes can result in several water quality issues. For example, iron and manganese sediments, which can accumulate due to poor filtering or pipe...
By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
The Effects of Salt Contamination on Coating Performance
The effect of soluble salt contamination on a substrate has been hugely controversial for decades. This controversy is mainly due to several factors that determine if...
By: Mohamed Adel Mohamadein | Head of the Corrosion, Arab Petroleum Pipelines
The Best Process for Distilling Waste Solvents
Over time companies that produce corrosion resistant products may accumulate a large volume of waste solvent each year, such as acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, isopropyl...
By: Mike Lawson | President & CEO, Persyst Enterprises, Inc.
Quiz: Anti-Graffiti Coatings and Corrosion
Graffiti is a common problem in many cities and developing areas. Graffiti artists will usually target any public surface they can find, including buildings, property...
By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
Is Surface Preparation for Concrete Repairs a Fad?
Prior to the commencement of concrete repairs, the fundamental thing to consider is surface preparation. The amelioration of damaged concrete structures involves many...
By: Hamid Khan
Salt Limits to Prevent Premature Coating Failures
The presence of non-visible residual surface salts and their impact on life cycle coating performance is well documented, yet no widespread industry standards exist to...
By: Hap Peters | Managing Director, CHLOR RID International, Inc.
IOZ Coating Surface Preparation Is Easier than You Think
Single-coat inorganic zinc silicate (IOZ) coating provides one of the most durable and cost-effective coating systems available. Properly applied, it will provide many...
By: Rob Francis | Consultant, Aurecon Materials Technology Group
Problems Caused by Obscurity in Coating Specifications
I’ve found that unless proper thought is given to the intent and writing of a coating specification or a procedure, it can lead to misinterpretations that can be...
Wet Abrasive Blasting: An Overview of Surface Cleaning Alternatives
Restoration of steel and concrete surfaces has relied heavily on sandblasting and other dry blasting techniques. For over a century, dry blasting has been an effective,...
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